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About Town: Continental cuisine celebration on Africa Day

(all photos: Hasse Ferrold)
July 20th, 2019 5:00 pm| by Hasse Ferrold

So long a staple of Frederiksberg City Hall, the 2019 edition of Africa Day relocated to the offices and rooftop terraces of NJORD Law Firm in the city centre, and once again there was a huge turnout from the diplomatic corps – not just from the African embassies, but from further afield too

Among those in attendance were (left-right) Saudi ambassador Fahad Alruwaily, Polish ambassador Henryka Moscicka-Dendys, Algerian ambassador Ali Benzerga, Cuban ambassador Yiliam Sardinas Gomez, Moroccan ambassador Khadija Rouissi, South African ambassador Zindzi Mandela, WOMAN, Estonian ambassador Mart Volmer, Niger’s ambassador Amadou Tchéko, Indonesian ambassador Muhammad Ibnu Said, Russian ambassador Vladimir Barbin, NJORD Law Firm partner Anders Wørsoe, and Benin’s ambassador Eusebe Agbangha

Niger’s ambassador Amadou Tchéko, the current dean of the African diplomatic corps and a strong contender to become overall dean once Icelandic ambassador Benedikt Bjarki Jonsson leaves these shores this summer, addressed those present

Instead of crafts and wares, the focus this year was very much cuisine, and the participating embassies had food stalls on the rooftop terrace, offering guests the chance to sample their national food. Burkina Faso’s ambassador Maria-Goretti Agaleoue (fifth left) oversaw proceedings at her country’s stall

Ghana was confident that it had some of the most mouthwatering delicacies on display. It’s hard to know which dish to try first

Anyone for a famous South African braai! Ambassador Zindzi Mandela (second right) was in no doubt which country cooks the best steak